The Paper Kind

Creative living.

  • My Favourite Art & Stationery Supplies

    My Favourite Art & Stationery Supplies

    You might be surprised to hear this, but I’m at the point now where I don’t buy huge amounts of stationery. For the most part, I’ve figured out the stationery items and art tools which work for me. This means I don’t go looking for new stationery bits, I just buy more of what I […]

  • 5 Tips For Setting Up Your New Planner

    5 Tips For Setting Up Your New Planner

    It’s the time of year when we all convince ourselves that we need is a new planner because a planner will solve all problems. I’m sure if you’re reading this you’ve also realised that a new planner will not magically solve all the problems. The thing is, a planner can help you get yourself organised, […]

  • My 2023 Bullet Journal & Notebook Setup

    My 2023 Bullet Journal & Notebook Setup

    Another year is over and I thought this would be the perfect time to share my bullet journal set-up for 2023. The way I use my bullet journal hasn’t changed much over the last 12 months. I’m still using the same notebook as 2022 (fingers crossed I can fit the whole year in the 150 […]

  • How To Set Up A Minimal Bullet Journal & Spread Ideas

    How To Set Up A Minimal Bullet Journal & Spread Ideas

    I think it wouldn’t be too dramatic to say I’d be lost without my bullet journal. It’s the thing which keeps me on track and reminds me where and what I’m supposed to be doing on any given day. Over the years I’ve tried getting creative with my bullet journal, trying lots of ways to […]

  • The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron – Will It Help You Be Creative?

    The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron – Will It Help You Be Creative?

    The Artist’s Way is one of these books I had heard people talking about, but never went much further than that. That was until I learned more about the process, and the routine of journaling, or writing morning pages every morning.  Over the years I have had to deal with anxiety and imposter syndrome, specifically […]

  • How To Choose The Perfect Sketchbook

    How To Choose The Perfect Sketchbook

    As a design student turned freelance artist, I’ve bought many sketchbooks over the years. Some were bought for a specific purpose,  others because they were the cheapest thing I can get.  Choosing the right sketchbook can be a surprisingly difficult task. I could tell you my favourite sketchbook (MD Paper with dot grids) but what […]

  • Leuchtturm1917 120gsm Notebook Review

    Leuchtturm1917 120gsm Notebook Review

    I’ve been a fan of the Leuchtturm1917 notebooks for a while now. I couldn’t even tell you how many I’ve used over the years. So when I found out Leuchtturm was releasing a new version of their notebook with thicker, 120gsm paper I knew I had to try it.  I love my Leuchtturm notebooks for […]

  • How To Use A Planner To Stay Organised

    How To Use A Planner To Stay Organised

    If you’re anything like me there’s a good chance at some point in your life you’ve decided you need to get things in order and bought a planner to get yourself organised. If you’re anything like me you’ve probably also realised that just buying a planner doesn’t help you get organised.  Planners are a fantastic […]

  • Why Are Christmas Cards A Thing?

    Why Are Christmas Cards A Thing?

    September is coming to an end and with it, the festive season begins to draw closer. One aspect of Christmas which brings much enjoyment, along with a good amount of stress is sending cards to friends and family. But where did this tradition of sending Christmas cards begin, and why do we still do it […]

  • A Beginner’s Guide To Keeping An Art Journal 

    A Beginner’s Guide To Keeping An Art Journal 

    Art journalling can be a fantastic form of creative expression. Art journals tend to take the form of part-written and part-visual journal. You could think of the bullet journal as a sort of art journal; the more visual ones at least. But others choose to have a separate art journal. I love using a sketchbook, […]